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Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List

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List of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award award are listed along with photos for every Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners of all time. Anybody who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, so most of the famous Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. The list you're viewing is made up of items like Gene Chandler and Barbara Mason. (161 items)

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    Bobby Howard Byrd, better known as Bobby Byrd, was an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown. Byrd began his career in 1952 as ...more

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    Robert James Byrd, known by the stage name Bobby Day, was an American rock and roll and R&B musician.more

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    Bobby Womack
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    Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career spanned more than 50 years, during which he played in the ...more

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    Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg, and Al Jackson, Jr.. In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they ...more

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    Brenda Holloway
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    Brenda Holloway is an American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When I'm Gone", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy." The latter, which she co-wrote, was later widely popularized ...more

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    Carla Venita Thomas is an American singer, who is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. She is the daughter of Rufus Thomas.more

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    Tony Russell "Charles" Brown, born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues performance during the 1940s and 1950s. He had several hit recordings, including "Driftin' Blues" and "Merry Christmas Baby".more

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    Jesse Stone was an American rhythm and blues musician and songwriter whose influence spanned a wide range of genres. He also used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun. Ahmet Ertegün once stated that "Jesse Stone did more to develop the basic rock 'n' roll sound than anybody else."more

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    Charlie Thomas is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work with The Drifters. Thomas was performing with The Five Crowns at the Apollo Theater in 1958 when George Treadwell fired his group, called The Drifters. Treadwell recruited the Crowns to become the new Drifters. The new ...more

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    Chubby Checker is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in ...more

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    Chuck Jackson is an American R&B singer, who was one of the first artists to record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David successfully. He has performed with moderate success since 1961. His hits include "I Don't Want to Cry," "Any Day Now," "I Keep Forgettin'" and "All Over the World". He was born ...more

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    Emily "Cissy" Houston is an American soul, gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of Whitney Houston, grandmother of Whitney's daughter Bobbi ...more

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    Clarence "Frogman" Henry is a southern American rhythm and blues singer and pianist and trombonistmore

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    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles". His work also encompasses ...more

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    Clarence George Carter is an American blues and soul singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. His most successful records included "Slip Away", "Back Door Santa", "Patches", and "Strokin'".more

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    Clyde Otis, born in Prentiss, Mississippi, was an American songwriter and producer best known for his collaboration with singer Brook Benton, and for being one of the first African-American A&R executive for a major label. According to the music licensing organization Broadcast Music Inc., Otis is ...more

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    Curtis Mayfield
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    Curtis Lee Mayfield was an African American soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil ...more

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    Darlene Love is an American popular music singer and actress. She gained prominence in the 1960s for the song "He's a Rebel," a No. 1 American single in 1962, and was one of the Phil Spector artists who produced a celebrated Christmas album in 1963. Darlene Love grew up in a community that was almost ...more

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    Dave Bartholomew is a musician, band leader, composer and arranger, prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century. His band consisted of himself, drummers Terces LaBune and Randy Quinson and guitarists Larry Sands and Samuel Kane.more

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    Dave Clark is a Canadian musician from Etobicoke, Ontario.more

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